Courtesy NBC Newschannel

The little girl who stole hearts in Mid-Michigan and around the country has passed away.

Lacey Holsworth, 8, of St. Johns, Michigan was battling cancer. The little girl developed an unlikely friendship with Spartan basketball player Adreian Payne after he visited her in the hospital.

Her parents released a statement around 3 a.m. Wednesday on her instagram account.

It said, "Princess Lacey has achieved the ultimate victory. She now dances among angels..."

Lacey watched the Spartans play at Madison square garden last week.